Tuesday
Sep202016

CSSSN Oct. 6 Meeting: Speaker: Tom Glavich: Beginner's Guide to Gasteria, Haworthia, Agave and other Succulent Monocots

The meeting is Thursday, October 6, at the Garden Club Building on the west end of the revitalized Lorenzi Park property. The address is 800 Twin Lakes Drive, at the corner of Twin Lakes Drive and Washington. Enter the parking lot from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open to the public at 6:30 PM; (Board Members and Committee Chairs should be present at least by 6:15 PM). The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. SPEAKER WILL TAKE THE MIC NO LATER THAN 7:10 PM. Bring snacks if convenient. Since Agave is on the agenda, perhaps a little Agave sweetener would work or bananas or anything with aloe in it!

Prior to the program, some business items and announcements will be reviewed. Most importantly, candidates for the 2017 officers will be announced and elections will follow. This will provide for a two month training period before officially taking office in January. Other agenda items include the meeting day and time, Moon-Sun + NGCI Show including PHOTOS, and the CSSA Archive Project. Following that,  this segment of our Education Series focuses on growing monocots! This is not a botany class, but a "HOW TO GROW" class.

The Speaker and Topic: Thomas Glavich "Beginner's Guide To Gasteria, Haworthia, Agave and other Succulent Monocots"

Tom Glavich is a long time grower of succulents, particularly Haworthia and Gasteria. He is the author of the Beginner's Guide to Gasteria, Haworthia, Agave and other Succulent Monotocts, one of the co-chairs of the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent show held at the LA Arboretum each August, and a member of the board of directors of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. His long time dedicated work with the CSSA and affiliates deserves GOLD RIBBON recognition. We are fortunate to have him join us. 

RAFFLE and PLANT OF THE MONTH: The October plant of the month mirrors the Speaker's topic.  While some of these plants (Agave and many Aloe) make outstanding bold statements in the landscape, there are others that are perfectly suited to the interiors of our homes and certainly adorn greenhouses nicely. While, as your outgoing President, I'm in the necessary position of reducing my collection, you have no idea how excited I am to see the plants brought in for auction or sale. I may even divert my "beverage money" to RAFFLE TICKE purchases! People, come with deeply loaded  pockets!(Contributions to this raffle from the speaker and potentially a couple of the officers or members.)

 

          

Photos above are from the web and not copyrighted. From the left: Gasteria sp, Gaster-aloe Green Ice, Haworthia, Sansevieria assortment.

FALL EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES: November we'll see Eunice Thompson again. December will be an informal Pot Luck, but a puzzle or so and a photo show of lots of many things many of you have not seen will cycle throughout the evening. The VP(s) are responsible for programs. They are feverishly attempting to quickly book all of 2017. Follow the programs monthly and watch the website for updated topic relevant material. Please let us know what you want to learn, who you want as a speaker, and what you want to do! IT IS YOUR CLUB AND YOUR TIME!Outings, Trips, Gatherings and Projects

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

 October 8: NGCI Fall Conference (all CSSSN members invited) registration required; check your email.

October 15 & 16: Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Sale. Show: EVERYONE BRING SOMETHING TO SHOW AND/OR HELP! Volunteers needed. If we don't support AND PROMOTE this twice a year event, the club will not be sustainable.

October 29 & 30: NGCI Fall Show. The standard flower show is the mainstay of NGCI. A new trial UNJUDGED class will be photographs. Plants must be the dominant feature. Prints must by 5" x &' with a black 8" x 10" mat. CSSSN IS FURNIGHING MATS!  There will be a People's Choice ribbon award. The usual entry card for all NGCI entries must accompany the photo. They will be clipped to netting of some sort for display.

NGCI Youth Program needs volunteers and donations. Contact Aleta via email at aletainlv@cox.net.

More native or near native plants need to be propagated. Contact Stephenie for "how to lessons."

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2015-2016 Officers: Susan Kent, President; Stephanie Thomas, Vice President; Dick Askew, Treasurer; Vicki Yuen, Secretary. At large board members Pete Duncombe, Jay Nietling, Phil Lawton and Thomas Bohannon. Committee Chairs: Joe Murphy and Talise Thomas, Welcoming and Tech Set-Up. WE SEEK OTHERS! Volunteers for various activities still needed.

 

Saturday
Aug272016

CSSSN Sept. 1 Meeting: Speaker: Stephenie Thomas: A Local's Desert and Cactus Adventures

The meeting is Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Garden Club Building on the west end of the revitalized Lorenzi Park property. The address is 800 Twin Lakes Drive, at the corner of Twin Lakes Drive and Washington. Enter the parking lot from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open to the public at 6:30 PM; (Board Members and Committee Chairs should be present at least by 6:00 PM). The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. SPEAKER WILL TAKE THE MIC NO LATER THAN 7:10 PM. 

Prior to the program, some business items including candidates for officers in 2017 will ensue. Then, this segment of our Education Series focuses on Stephenie's view of "Outdoor Nevada" and "cactus show trooping." 

The Speaker and Topic: Stephenie Thomas "Local Desert and Cactus Adventures"

While she and a few of her friends and family have not been able to explore the desert as often as in years past, they've still amassed some interesting photos. Perhaps we'll see Cold Creek, Kyle Canyon, and areas around Lake Mead. Stephenie travelled to some of the major out of state cactus and succulent shows and sales as well. A few photos from those excursions will likely make the big screen, too. I'm sure she's full of comments to accompany all of this. Expect to see Cold Creek, Kyle Canyon, Lake Mead, the Huntington, or LA Arboretum.

 

      

Outings, Trips, Gatherings and Projects

August 31 at 1:00 PM: NGCI Affiliate President's meeting and ROSE GARDEN CLEAN-UP (volunteers from all clubs sought)

October 8: NGCI Fall Conference (all CSSSN members invited) registration required; check your email.

  October 15 & 16: Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Sale. Show? Sale volunteers needed.

 

October 29 & 30: NGCI Fall Show. The standard flower show is the mainstay of this event. A new trial UNJUDGED class will be photographs. Plants must be the dominant feature. Prints must by 5" x &' with a black 8" x 10" mat. There will be a People's Choice award. The usual entry card for all NGCI entries must accompany the photo. They will be clipped to netting of some sort for display.

NGCI Youth Program needs volunteers and donations. Contact Aleta via email at aletainlv@cox.net.

More native or near native plants need to be propagated. Contact Stephenie for "how to lessons."

FALL EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES: October's program will feature Tom Glavich and his publication through CSSA..."Beginners Guide to....." November we'll see Eunice Thompson again. December will be an informal Pot Luck, but a puzzle or so and a photo show of lots of many things many of you have not seen will cycle throughout the evening. The VP(s) are responsible for programs. They are feverishly attempting to quickly book all of 2017. Follow the programs monthly and watch the website for updated topic relevant material. Please let us know what you want to learn!

            

 

RAFFLE and PLANT OF THE MONTH: The September plant of the month mirrors the April Plant(s) of the Month featuring several low water use native plants of our local desert(s). Put a little color in the landscape and give the birds and bees and moths something good to feast upon. Buy a handful of tickets and have fun growing your collection and using your outdoor space. (Contributions to this raffle from a couple of the officers, Victor Lindsey, and Moon Sun.)

2015-2016 Officers: Susan Kent, President; Stephanie Thomas, Vice President; Dick Askew, Treasurer; Vicki Yuen, Secretary. At large board members Pete Duncombe, Jay Nietling, Phil Lawton and Thomas Bohannon. Committee Chairs: Joe Murphy and Talise Thomas, Welcoming and Technology. WE SEEK OTHERS! Volunteers for various activities still needed.

 

Monday
Jul252016

AUGUST SPECIAL ENTRY: WHAT'S THE VP GOT PLANNED?

It seems many people are still on summer vacation. Following suit, there will be no CSSSN Board Meeting and no general meeting, BUT your Vice President (Stephenie Thomas) has indicated that she may plan a "meet-up" on premises probably other than the normal garden club building at the Lorenzi Park facility. It isn't certain what she has up her sleeve or when she will make that announcement or invitation. Watch Facebook and email for information. Unless something gets worse, I should see you all in September. A "meet-up" could be fun and can include people that simply have some common interests or curiosities about "CACTUS HEADS." This could be a breath of fresh air.

Sunday
Jul032016

JULY SPECIAL ENTRY: SUMMER VACATION!

Consistent with many other Nevada State Garden affiliate Societies, CSSSN will be taking a summer break for July and perhaps August. Many people are enjoying vacations and summer fun. Therefore no meeting is planned for July 7. During July, one of the most striking events will have concluded by July 3. The CSSA show and sale at the Huntington was attended by at least three of our members. I hope to be able to share more than just a photo or two from the event. When some of the photos are shared on social media, they will be passed along to you. Enjoy your hot summer here in Las Vegas. I look forward to seeing you if not in August, September for sure.

Saturday
May212016

JULY SPECIAL ENTRY ON BEHALF OF CSSA: ANNUAL SHOW & SALE AT THE HUNTINGTON  

51ST ANNUAL SHOW SALE CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA HUNTINGTON LIBRARY & BOTANICAL GARDENS

  • Dates:   Friday,   Saturday   &   Sunday,   July   1-3,   2016   
  • Location:   The   Huntington:   1151   Oxford   Drive,   San   Marino,   CA   
  • The   Botanical   Center.   Contact   626-405-2100   
  • Show   &   Sale   Hours:   Sale:   Friday   &   Saturday   10:30am-4:30pm;   
  • Sunday   10:30am-4:00pm   
  • Show:   Saturday   10:30am-4:30pm;   Sunday   10:30am-4:00pm   
  • Show   Set-up:   Thurs.   June   30th,   9am-1pm   
  • Enter   Plants:   Thurs.,   June   30th   1pm-6pm   &   Friday,   July   1,   10:30am-4:00pm.   
  • Judging   starts   at   5:00pm   Friday   
  • Auction:   Items   need   to   be   registered   by   3pm,   Saturday,   July2   
  • There   will   be   a   Silent   Auction   during   dinner   and   a   Live   Auction   (30   items   max.)   after   dinner.   Auctioneers   will   decide   placement   of   items:   2   items   per   person/business   marked   as   donation   or   split.   
  • Dinner:   Dearmore   BBQ:   $25   per   person.   Mail   checks   made   out   to   CSSA   to:   
  • Bonnie   Ikamura   –   8400   Bleriot   Ave.   Los   Angeles,   CA,   90045   
  • Reservations   must   be   made   &   paid   for   by   12noon,   Sat.   July   2   
  • Teardown:   Sunday,   July   3,   4:00pm   

Be sure to pick up a Show Schedule & Index from your CSSA Club Affiliate at your next club  meeting if you interested in entering plants in the Show or in the Auction.   

All   Cactus   &   Succulent   Club   members,   CSSA   members,   vendors,   volunteers   or   show  participants   need   to   wear   their   club   badges   AND   a   special   CSSA/HBG   pass   that  reads   “   Annual   CSSA   Show   Participant”   to   enter   the   HBG   for   free.   If   you   are   a  HBG   member   this   doesn’t   apply.   Please   obtain   a   pass   from   your   CSSA   Affiliate   at  your   club   meeting   or   contact   Barbara   Hall,   Show   Chair   before   the   event.  We   are  not   permitted   to   hand   out   passes   at   the   HBG   entryway.   There   are   opportunities  to   participate/volunteer   in   this   year’s   show,   even   for   a   couple   of   hours   in   the  showroom   or   sales   areas,   hospitality   (food)   area,   information   table,   holding   area,  welcome   table   at   the   HBG   entry   &   setup/teardown.   All   participants   receive   a   show  T-Shirt   as   a   thank   you.      

 See you at the Show! Barbara Hall, CSSA Show Chair Email:  lbcjhall@aol.com   Phone:   818-368-6914